So Much for ‘Understanding’

JOKE OF THE WEEK, 26 Dec 2016

Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service

The UN conducted a worldwide survey asking “Would you please give your honest opinion about the solutions to the food shortage in the rest of the world?” Not surprisingly, it was a huge failure.

In Africa they didn’t know what “food” meant.

In Eastern Europe they didn’t know what “honest” meant.

In Western Europe they didn’t know what “shortage” meant.

In China they didn’t know what “opinion” meant.

In the Middle East they didn’t know what “solution” meant.

In Latin America they didn’t know what “please” meant.

And in Anglo America they didn’t know what “the rest of the world” meant.

 

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One Response to “So Much for ‘Understanding’”

  1. Gary Corseri says:

    You left one out!

    In another solar system, the advanced species there looked on our world and wondered:

    “Who are those little creatures there, so proud of their accomplishments–and sometimes justly so–but unable, after hundreds of thousands of years, to evolve a common language and meaningful ways of communicating deeper truths!